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U.S. Dietary Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits an...
U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses
U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beef, dairy, fruit and certain types of vegetables are among the most common sources for the four major types of foodborne illness that strike nea...
Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC
Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new ...
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year, according to a newly written personal account by D...
U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High
U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads is expected to remain unchanged from 2013 to 2014, according to a report from the Governors Highway ...
U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever
U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens don't get enough sleep, and the problem has only gotten worse since the 1990s, new research shows. Just 63 percent of 15-year-olds reported getting seven ...
U.S.-Born Latino Teens Feel the Stress of Discrimination More
U.S.-Born Latino Teens Feel the Stress of Discrimination More FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination-related stress may affect the mental health of Latino teens born in the United States more than teens born in other countries, a new...
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 ...
Unemployment May Fuel a Fifth of Suicides Worldwide, Study Says
Unemployment May Fuel a Fifth of Suicides Worldwide, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being jobless may play a role in about one-fifth of suicides worldwide each year, a new study suggests. Swiss researchers analyzed data from 6...
U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report
U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation's Dietary Guidelines,...